Under the hit of COVID 19 epidemy, we all know that recommended measures such as wearing a mask, washing hands, avoiding contact can somehow prevent this virus enter the body. However, as long as the virus already enters the body, only a good immune system can fight and eliminate it. Until an official COVID- 19 vaccine has not launched yet, it is your immune system function which will decide that you win or lose in this fight.  

As an Oriental doctor, I always encourage my patient to focus on health prevention. „Prevention is better than cure” (proverb). Even in case of catching disease, a well-prepared immune system would fight better to diseases and also help the body recover sooner.

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), our immune system is related to Defensive Energy (Defensive Qi). Defensive Qi is the old term to describe our very complex immune system, which protects us from disease and also helps us recover from disease. Acupressure, a major component of TCM, can help boost immune function (or boost Defensive Qi) through:

  • Stimulate our vital energy (Qi), which including how the immune system works to fight diseases.
  • Strengthen and regulation our digestion
  • Strengthen the respiratory system function. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, the Lungs are our first line defense against harmful factors like cold, bacteria, viruses.
  • Calm down and relax the mind. Help us better cope which stress, a factor which does weaken the immune system.


Before applying acupressure, please make sure that you have normal blood pressure and are not exhausted or hungry. Pregnant women are not recommended to do it on herself.

Reference: https://balancecharleston.com/blog/2020/4/5/wellness-series-part-1-7-acupressure-points-for-immune-support

For consultation and acupressure treatment, please contact us at: Dr. Nguyen Hong. Tel:  06709431878, Vietkimhong Clinic, Budapest 1051 Arany János u.33, 1. floor, doorbell 127

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